Feeling romantic? Yelp Cleveland shares 10 Northeast Ohio gems for swoon-worthy spring dates

CLEVELAND - Spring has sprung and love is in the air! Call up your special someone and put on your party dress because this weekend, you’re going out! With a little help from us you’ll wish every night was date night.

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10 spots for spring date nights

1. West Side Market – Cleveland – (693 reviews / 4.5 stars)

The way to the heart is through the stomach. The West Side Market’s vendors have something for the pickiest of eaters, culinary connoisseurs and everyone in between. TIP: Head up to the balcony for great people watching. MORE

 2. Graffiti: A Social Kitchen – Cleveland (111 reviews / 4.5 stars)

One of Cleveland’s best patios is nestled in Detroit Shoreway. Cozy up beneath the lights on the patio and sip on the weekly homemade sangria. Romance is in the air! MORE

 3. Merwin’s Wharf – Cleveland – (107 reviews / 3.5 stars)

Urban green space has never looked better with scenic views and outdoor dining on the Cuyahoga River. Yelper Carter D. said, “Love the fun outdoors stuff to do while you wait for a table.” MORE

4. Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls – (85 reviews / 3.5 stars)

Spring marks the start of outdoor concerts in Cleveland. Grab the blankets and chill on the lawn for a dreamy date night. MORE

5. Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Peninsula – (45 reviews / 4 stars)

Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal and enjoy nature in its purest form. Yelper Stef M. said, “My favorite spring date is catching the sunset at the Ledges Overlook in Cuyahoga Valley National Park… Grilling in the park is also a solid idea! BYOB--bring your own burgers!” MORE

6. Nauti Vine Winery – Akron – (19 reviews / 4 stars)

No pour decisions here. Grab a glass of wine and head over to the deck overlooking Portage Lake for a classy evening of live music and tastings. Check out the open pit fire when night falls. MORE

7. 41 North Coastal Kayak Adventures – Lakewood (16 reviews / 5 stars)

Grab a life jacket and take in the sights and sounds of Lake Erie! Enjoy sunset on the lake from the bird’s eye view of a tandem kayak or paddleboard. TIP: book online beforehand. MORE

8. Midway Drive-In – Ravenna (11 reviews / 5 stars)

When was the last time you caught a film under the stars? Block out a night and bring your FM radio to enjoy a double feature. Old-fashioned fun never goes out of style with this classic date night. MORE

9. Ernie’s Bicycle Shops – Massillon – (6 reviews / 4 stars)

Rent a bicycle built for two and take a ride through the Sippo Valley trail. Rent by the hour for an afternoon full of adventure. MORE

10. Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve – Cleveland – (5 reviews / 5 stars)

For an off-the-map view of Lake Erie, pack a picnic and visit the Preserve to take in great walking paths, stellar views of the water and bird watching. This urban wildlife haven will make you forget that the busy city is nearby. MORE

For more spring date night ideas, visit the Yelp Cleveland Spring Date Night bookmark collection.

Lauren Kotmel is Community Manager for Yelp Cleveland. Connect with Yelp on Instagram at @YelpCleveland.

 

 

 

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